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Bats is back: Six reasons Bautista is Blue Jays gold

Slugger Jose Bautista is returning to Toronto. After an offseason of big ticket failures for the team, the deal to secure the veteran slugger satisfies a lot of Jays fans’ expectations — and might cement a competitive 2017 team.

Delays, dispute hamper plans for UN regional force for South Sudan

New York - Plans to deploy a UN regional force in South Sudan are bogged down in delays over visas, the allocation of land for bases and a dispute over protecting Juba airport, according to a confidential report obtained by AFP on Tuesday.

Vandals use heavy equipment to vandalize oil pipeline in Alberta

Hythe - Beaverlodge RCMP received a call Sunday morning from a construction crew member that an oil pipeline under construction north of Hythe, Alberta had been damaged by vandals.

Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source Manning

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of transgender soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years behind bars for handing classified US documents to WikiLeaks.

Air strike on displaced camp in Nigeria 'kills 52'

Kano - At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on Tuesday when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, medical charity MSF said.

Syria rebels, regime split on aim of Astana talks

Birut - Regime and rebel figures will head to Kazakhstan on Monday for negotiations on ending Syria's brutal war, but will arrive with diametrically opposed approaches to the aims of the talks.

Op-Ed: Russia may build two naval bases in eastern Libya

According to an article in Al Jazeera, Italian State TV RAI reported commander of the Libyan National Army(LNA) Khalifa Haftar signed an agreement that would allow Russia to build two naval bases near Tobruk, and Benghazi.

Hackers use a clever fake email attachment to access accounts

A new email scam is circulating that aims to trick the user into giving up their email login details by sending over a (fake) link to a PDF to open.

Timeline of The Gambia's electoral crisis

Banjul - Here is a timeline of developments since the December election in which President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia lost to opponent Adama Barrow:- Jammeh concedes defeat -- December 1, 2016: Gambians go to the polls to choose their new president from three c...

Rescue your Vines before the app shuts down today

Vine is closing down today, leaving users unable to access the app and content abandoned online. You can still rescue your Vines before it's too late and archive them for future viewings. In the next few hours Vine will be replaced by 'Vine Camera.'

Op-Ed: Monsanto and Bayer promise Trump jobs if merger goes through

Monsanto and Bayer are promising Donald Trump they will invest billions in the U.S. economy, retain 9,000 jobs and add 3,000 more tech jobs if their merger goes through. But it's nothing more than dangling a carrot in front of a horse to get it going.

Mexico probes drug links to deadly club shooting

Mexico - Mexican authorities investigated on Tuesday whether a feud over local drug sales was behind a nightclub shooting that killed three foreigners and two Mexicans at a popular beach resort.

Op-Ed: GM sends some sunshine before Trump's inauguration

General Motors announced Tuesday just a few days before Trump's inauguration that it would invest an additional $1 billion in U.S. factories and would move some production from Mexico to the U.S.

Link made between concussion and Alzheimer’s

Is there a link between concussion and the later development of Alzheimer’s disease? Although there are different factors that could result in the neurodegenerative disease, researchers, in a new report, focus on one potentially important aspect.

China suspends construction of 101 coal power plant projects

Beijing - China's financial media group Caixin is reporting the National Energy Administration (DEA) has suspended 101 coal power projects, some of them already under construction.

Russia turns eyes to Libya with support for strongman

Tripoli - Emboldened by its success in Syria, Russia is turning its eyes to chaos-ridden Libya with support for a military strongman whose forces oppose the internationally backed government.

Egypt keen to save Saudi ties after islands ruling

Cairo - Cairo will do all it can to preserve crucial ties with Saudi Arabia, experts say, after an Egyptian court ruled against government plans to transfer control of two islands to Riyadh.

Scientists tie the world’s tightest knot

Manchester - Materials scientists have made the most tightly knotted physical structure ever. This feat could lead to a new generation of advanced materials being manufactured.

Intel thinks you need AI, bots and sensors to help you shop

Intel has announced a $100 million investment in technologies that will bring automated bots and the Internet of Things to the high street. The company wants to connect and "transform" the retail industry using data and devices.

Istanbul nightclub attack suspect 'confesses'

Istanbul - A 34-year-old Uzbek man suspected of slaughtering 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve confessed to the massacre on Tuesday, hours after his capture in a police raid.
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